Collection Spotlight

Collection Spotlight: Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization, Paul Chan

Title: Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization Artist: Paul Chan Nationality: American, born Hong Kong, 1973 Date: 1999-2003 Medium: Single-channel digital video on mini-PC, color, with sound, 17:20 min Credit: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Peter Norton, 2016.4.8a A writer, activist, and artist celebrated for efforts in video, sculpture, performance and installation, Paul […]

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Artist Collaborations

Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door

For two decades, Shimon Attie (American, b. 1957) has created immersive multimedia art—from photography and video installations in museums and galleries to site-specific works in public places—that reflect on the relationship between place, memory, and identity. Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door at the Block Museum this fall is the artist’s re-envisioning of a work […]

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